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Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Abs exercises

    I've began training about a year ago, and I've always been working chest/arms/legs, but I forgot about abs. I'd like to start working on them, but I just know a few exercises and don't know if they are the most effective. So, I'd like to know what you think are the most effectives exercises for abs and why? Thanks a lot

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    your diet can help your abs what's it like?
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    I do 5 different ab exercises. The two most effective I have found are:

    Weighted Situps - I lay down and slide my feet under 2 dumbells, then lay two dumbells next to me. Pick them up, and rest them on my shoulders. Then I do situps. You can progress with this. For example you can start with 40lbs, then onto 50lbs, 60, 100, etc.. If you can do these on a decline bench it would probably be alot better.

    Twisting Crunches - Same as above, but I do a twisting crunch movement. You will find you will have to use less weight for these. Again a decline bench be better.


    My abs are huge compared to the rest of me so I guess they work pretty well. And I don't think it's genetics cause everyone in my family is weak.

    Edit: And yea as getfit said, you won't be able to see them unless your bf is low.
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    Russian twists (see twisting crunces)
    Crunches, old fashioned but effective
    Connecters- lay flat on back with arms stretched fully out, so your body is in a straight line. Then lift your feet and legs straight up and bring your fingers to touch your feet, so you've "connected" them. They're brutal and fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Hatfield
    Connecters- lay flat on back with arms stretched fully out, so your body is in a straight line. Then lift your feet and legs straight up and bring your fingers to touch your feet, so you've "connected" them. They're brutal and fun
    Oh cool never heard of those. I do leg raises but never thought about doing them like that, sounds alot harder.

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    what i do, diet yes! but this is my ab routine
    weighted decline crunches
    reverse crunches
    kickups
    crunches on the ball
    i think i have more but can't remember
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

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    It depends upon what you are looking to do.

    Get a six pack- go weighted sit-ups of some sort, but overall it's going to depend upon your diet.

    Just strengthen your core- L-sits, toes to bar, knees to elbows, unanchored sit-ups, windshield wipers. Key here is variety.

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    Yeah, they're also called V-Ups.

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    For abs exercizes there's millions of them. However, doing those won't get you a six pak. Why do you do benches, or curls or squats? Bigger muscles. How do you make them actually show? Diet and cardio.


    Summary: Do as many abs routines as you want to, but to get them to show, eat right and do cardio and do abs exercises
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    As I did say, if the goal is to get a six pack or have them show, the key IS diet. The other exercises I mentioned were for the purpose of having a *strong* core, not just abs.

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